We all need to wear masks, wash hands and keep distances. However, this doesn’t mean we can’t maintain important services, such as our taxpayer-supported library.
Furloughing librarians means we don’t get information, books, web services, DVDs and audiobooks, now that the COVID-19 virus gives us extra time to keep our minds active. (I began my lifelong reading habit when I was quarantined due to whooping cough as a teenager in the 1940s, and this led to a career as a writer and educator.)
Keep calm and carry on. End the librarian furloughs!
Mary Fletcher Beal